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including the duchess of cambridge and first lady michelle obama, making it fashionable to recycle outfits. we'll tell you about the message it's sending to the rest of the world. >> i'll fess up, i wore this suit six weeks ago. all right we've dealt with it. and we'll introduce you to a true wonder dog. a poodle mix who was rescued from a trash heap, blind, and ver sick, thanks to some loving rescuers now she's doing great and she is an internet sensation. i watched this piece on youtube earlier today and it brings tears to your eyes. >> it does. that sweet little face. >> it's a great, great ending. >> we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. kristen welker is in our washington bureau with more. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, erica. this stunning news comes on the heels of the president's triumphant re-election. cia director david petraeus is a retired four-star general who led combat forces in iraq and afghanistan and was considered one of the top leaders of his generation. sources on the hill and at the white house say his re
christmas at the white house. first lady michelle obama was presented with the official white house christmas tree. >> it's a go. good. we can have christmas now. >> thank you so much. >> daughter sasha and malia gave the 19 footer from north carolina the onceover. michelle obama gives it thumbs up, says we'll take it. meanwhile, the oregon state university men's basketball team got the presidential treatment this thanksgiving. president obama seen here joking with the team. first lady invited the team and her brother, who is the coach to have dinner with the family. >>> just ahead, two women fired after a picture surfaces on facebook. one of them is flipping the bird during a trip to the tomb of the unknowns. is this fair? we're on the case. >>> plus, two people dead and a dozen in serious condition. did you see this? a tragic pileup involving 100 vehicles on a highway. we're now hearing what's to blame here. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why shoul
encounter led to headlines in the british tabloids when barack and michele obama visited buckingham palace with a first time in march 2009. at a reception for heads of state attending did g20 summit the queen and circulated informally through the crowd of high-powered gas. as michele and the queen were talking, they turned toward one of her ladies in waiting to show their difference in height. the queen is about 5-foot three or five ft. four. michele, as you know, nearly 6 feet. the first lady put her arm around the queen and responded by lightly in circling machel's waste. the palace videographer told me that they were totally spontaneous gestures. the tabloid it made a fuss about what they called an unthinkable protocol violation by the american first lady. in fact, the queen was completely relaxed about what heard top advisers called for a display of affection and appreciation. elizabeth's day at the kentucky derby was arranged by one of her closest american friends, will ferris, a former ambassador to britain and a fellow in thoroughbred breeder. during her fifth private holiday on his
or the first lady michelle obama. >> do you remember what somebody else wore at an event. >> oddly enough, i can't always remember what i wear, but i remember events by clothes. when i went to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at
their lives in harm's way and putting their lives in danger. >> we know that the first lady michelle obama and the second lady dr. jill biden made military families a priority the first time. but what would your thoughts by regarding the president and vice president to make sure veterans are well taken care of when they come home from serving? >> well, they certainly need to maintain a focus on employment. the unemployment rates are much higher amongst returning iraq and afghanistan vets and the general population and that's something we certainly need to change. and the second issue which is a very dire issue is mental health. mental health needs to be a focus. there are too few mental health efficients in the department of veterans affairs. they're trying to cope with warriors. that needs to be an area that this administration maintains a focus on. >> something i want to talk about, i can't place the person who said it, but i heard that never have so few been asked to do so much. we're talk about the percentage of men and women who served in iraq and afghanistan, and it's really remarkab
lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sasha, received the christmas tree on friday, which arrived on a horse-drawn charge. it's from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putting up a tree on december 23rd. >> ours is december 26th. >> it stays up until like march. >> nice to see bo in that shot, too. did you see bo, the dog? >> just like the girls, he's huge. >> he's grown. >> alex, thank you. >>> the smoke is now clearing from the black friday fireworks which started earlier than ever, on thanksgiving night. millions of americans hit the malls in a mad dash to get their hands on hot holiday deals at rock-bottom prices. and abc's john schriffen found himself in the middle of the mayhem and joins us from kmart in new york city. i saw you tweeted, what a difference a day makes. >> reporter: it is so different here. i feel like i can come out of hiding right now because things have certainly calmed down. at least here at this kmart. now, the past two days, everything you can imagine has been flying of
with two distinctive styles. >> michelle obama wears h & m, things that the normal person could buy, even though the majority of the time she is dressed in high-end designer clothing. she still that has that relatable touch to her. >> ann romney typically favors more high end. >> ann romney dresses in a very refined, expensive looking way. she wears a lot of designer clothing, but she still has fun with her style. she mixes prints. she loves a bright red dress. >> while both women received high praise for their convention attire, they have also faced criticism for some of their wardrobe choices. michelle obama for not wearing an american designer to a state dinner last night and ann romney ruffled some feathers when she word this $900 bird print t-shirt earlier this year, but regardless of the highs and lows, it's not just about who wore what about you how these women will leave their mark. >> well, avril graham is executive fashion and beauty editor for "harper's bazaar." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> with all the stress of the campaign it's fun to talk about something like fa
his campaign as uninspiring. also recognized first lady michelle obama for her let's move campaign an attempt to get americans to eat healthier that gq said was hopeless. other making the cut. jerry sandusky lawyer joe amebe ndola who made it at #10 and lance armstrong at no. 13. >> we will be back shortly to show you the weather and give you an update on the rain. walker back for 30 8:00 a.m.. we are watching the weather to get unions that spirit we will go to kron 4 jackie sissel who is live in san raphael with more. how's it looking jackie? >> so far so good. it is dry. i have the right call for on the camera and i have the rain slickers so far no right to speak of. south bound 101 at san pedro headlights are coming southbound on 101 and everything is dry so far. >> also we are expecting high winds later today we will have more on that as well. erica has our forecast we are tracking rain, high wind gusts, and mount snow. how is it looking erica. good morning to you anny . it is dry now for jackie the rain has not quite reached it yet. >> @ resume in around the bay area downtown
, dogs don't seem to take to me. [inaudible] >> what's your name again? >> michelle. not michelle obama. [laughter] >> two ls. >> yes, you are fantastic. >> thank you. thank you, bless you, michelle. >> hi. >> hello. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. what's your name, is this for you? is. >> my name's logan. >> nice to meet you, logan, what do you do? >> i'm a writer myself. a few weeks ago i had
that white women find it appalling that michelle obama has given up her career to be the first lady. many of my black friends, particularly of my generation, think it is the most wonderful thing in the world. that he sits her down, as it used to be called in the old days. in the context of a black man who loves you. so there is this other romantic over later that black women are so rarely seen as beautiful and lovable that the idea -- this symbolic the mention of what michelle -- michelle obama is. she is a dort more than of the first ladies in this spontaneous lovely way -- she is adored more than some of the other first ladies in this spontaneous, lovely way. and be a lady. that she is not somebody who is working all the time. our history is we are working all the time, no matter what. to be able to give that up to raise one's children and have one smothered their is a little bit different, and little bit subtle but i think it is really powerful in terms of this romantic function of what we're talking about when we talk about marriage. >> one last question before we open up for question
women have been giving thai newborns, the latest michelle obama, brian obama. >> we are now extremely excited. we are happy. >> reporter: in a village of kogelo his step-grandmother sarah said he's worked hard. people on the rest of this planet celebrating their vote for ones they couldn't cast. world markets also responded positively this morning, and only hours after winning his next term, obama got his first order of foreign business courtesy of british prime minister david cameron saying he wants obama's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. >>> coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc. >>> we're back now at 8:44. this morning on "today's money," jobs and the economy. two defining issues with voters during the past campaign. election may be over but not concern over where things are headed and where to find work. jean chatzky is "today's" forecasts ed
since 1966. [instrumental of o christmas tree] ♪ >> first lady michelle obama, her daughters and their dog came out to watch the arrival. president obama was not on hand. he took advantage of the nice weather to play his first round of golf in several months. >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> i think we will take it. it is a go. it is good. we can have christmas now. well done. >> how does it look? >> it is gorgeous. it is perfect. we are going to take it. you all take care. >> here is some of what we have coming up for you today here on c-span. nobel laureate and burmese opposition leader aung san suu kyi excess the congressional gold medal, followed by another congressional gold medal ceremony with professional golfer arnold palmer. later, african-american photographers talk about the integrity of photojournalism. watch the history of the presidential appointment process at george mason university tonight at 9:00 eastern here on c-span. >> i can remember barack obama's speech in 2004. the democratic national convention, this dazzling speech that instantly makes him a nat
. and the official white house christmas tree has arrived here in washington. first lady michelle obama, she's on hand to welcome the tree along with daughters sasha, malia and there you see him there, the first dog, bo. >> it's beautiful. it's exactly what we need. we're going to take it. i think we're good. >> time to decorate that thing, i think. this year's tree is a 19-foot frazier fir from jefferson, north carolina. it will be on display throughout the holiday season in the white house blue room, a tradition that dates back to 1966. a pretty good tree. definitely one to put us in the holiday spirit if we weren't already, joe. >> absolutely. and they really decorate that tree too. it's just amazing what they do with it. people all over the country want to emulate it. >> it's going to be nice to see. and i saw they had the official man and the top hat and everything else. >> with the clydesdales. >> yeah. exactly. i'm getting a bit of the holiday bug between that and the shopping of course. >> of course. thanks so much, lisa sylvester. >>> rebel forces in syria seize control of desperate
. early this morning president obama began his victory celebration with his wife, michelle, and daughters malia and sasha on stage with him. their appearance was brief but significant. like all presidents obama's family is key to his success. for generations of americans, the kennedy white house is the iconic standard for the first family. young and beautiful, their t two-child home represented an american family portrait. >> a severance hope. was always depicted and portrayed by those many, many photographs of the children playing. >> ignition. >> reporter: as the space age took off jackie kennedy stood at the forefront. the world of fashion and arts and culture and her grace softened the hard edge of some of the president kennedy's touchest adversaries, like the soviet union nikita khrushchev. in the wake of her husband's death, she led the nation through grief, her son providing a tribute, more eloquent than any other words. >> i just want to thank you for making kids say no to drugs. >> reporter: nancy reagan championed the anti-drug just say no campaign. her son ron was a striking co
for the country's economic troubles. >>> reaction from around the world to president obama's re-election victory is pouring in this morning. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london. she's been following that. the parties went through the night there, michelle, right? >> reporter: that's right. surprisingly all night long. we saw it ourselves in london. now we see pictures coming in from around the world of people celebrating, saying they absolutely saw this election as vital to their own futures, especially as concerns the economy. also now we're hearing reaction from world leaders. russia saying it is willing to cooperate with the u.s. as far as washington is willing to go. israel offered muted congratulations. they had strongly supported romney. we're even hearing from the taliban in pakistan saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy that we'll continue to fight. for obama, only hours after winning his next term, he's getting his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david cameron who in a tweet today called obama his frien
parker? did you get an e-mail from michelle obama calling you friend? did you get a banner ad for a campaign when you were surfing the net? turns out you were targeted for these things by a sophisticated campaign technique called data mining, an effort to find out who individual voters are and how they'll respond to campaign messages. >> the goal is to come up with an individual level statistical prediction of your likelihood of supporting their candidate or of casting a ballot at all. >> then they target you for ads. the obama campaign is widely believed to have had the most sophisticated data mining operation central to his election victory this year. getting people out to vote who might not have otherwise. "time" magazine profiled it with a picture of the data crunchers working in a room called the cave. analysts say campaigns do this by going to commercial data warehouses which compile information on your buying habits, like what magazines you subscribe to. maybe information on where and how you like to travel. campaigns cross reference that with demographic information li
and michelle obama who she is and can make america who we need to be with only if we focus to prioritize that. i saw that when he came into office and we were on the verge of potentially a second great depression people were focused on the stimulus and he said we can't pass the bill, an economic recovery build a central focus on education both investment and reform from early learning to head start to the kate wolf and post secondary. he's also had a consistent dissatisfaction with the status quo. it goes back education before comfortable with how we are doing he knows the kids across the country are getting shortchanged because we haven't done well enough and he has been a change agent to make changes in education. and he's always listened to people on the ground. i've been with him in new orleans before he was president listening to students and city members and what's actually going on. the believe has been translated into a core education policy agenda that i think has been very not only important but in some ways unique in recent days education. he shifted the role in many ways to focus
marriage. michelle obama is working and barack was in law school and now she's the first lady. theoretically people can flip-flop and to some extent it's not uncommon these days to have a marriage where couples kind of take turns and i think that takes the pressure off of marriage, say like the marriage is one read about in 1952 where the woman felt unfulfilled and the man felt like there was a news around his neck. that model of marriage has loosened up a bit and created happy stable marriages. >> host: but i wonder that kids. there are clearly more kids in daycare, small children than there were 40 years ago. >> guest: lots of countries have -- scandinavian countries, children go to daycare when they are one and mother's day home. i don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. mothers do -- politically neutral and they only measure like you and measure americans homage time do do you spend in leisure activities and how much time you spend with your kids? parents spend more time with their kids now than they did in the 60's and 70's. don't ask me how. >> host: but if, and i'
the world to president obama's re-election victory is pouring in this morning. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. it is a strong reaction. it's on the front page of the british paper "the guardian "america's verdict. it was incredible watching british network's coverage of the election. it started before midnight, went all night with live coverage of the results. and to see it, you would think you were watching an american broadcast. that level of depth and detail. i mean, in some cases they were giving county by county results in ohio. can you imagine us in the states doing that for, say, a british or french election? and there were watch parties all over the world of course lasting into the wee hours. we walked into a pub here in london at 4:30 a.m. and found people cheering, not american ex-pats, and asked them, are you aware that it's 4:30 in the morning and that this is not your own country's election. they laughed and said, yes, it might be strange to the american viewer but they felt their leader's relationship with t
. millions of people in other countries held watch parties as the results came in. nbc's michelle kosinski has reaction from around the world on president obama winning a second term. >> reporter: people partied through the night, watching the election results come in live. 4:30 here in london, crowds of brits, not americans, british citizens were in there cheering on the results. today also we're seeing reaction come in from world leaders. israel offered congratulations. >> i want to congratulate president obama on his reelection. i think the united states of america again demonstrated why it's the greatest democracy on earth. the security relationship between the united states and israel is rock solid. >> reporter: we're even hearing from the taliban and pakistan, saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy, that they will continue to fight. and for president obama, who just won his next term, he gets his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david m camer cameron. he was interviewed on the border of jordan and syria. d
, president obama predikded a victory for his chicago bears. >>> people in countries around the world pay a lot more attention to the american presidential election than you might thing. michelle is in london with more on that. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: absolutely, lynn. this has been the big story here. it's all over television. the coverage has been extensive and extremely thorough in newspapers and on the web. you think about it, virtually every major publication outside of the u.s. has a section on its website that is devoted to this election. that's hard for us in the states to have any comparison to. i mean, we just don't devote that kind of attention in general to another country's political contest. in fact, the times here in london told us that the u.s. election subject is the most clicked in the past month other than their home page and views of it have increased by 500% since august. across the world tonight there will be watch parties. that's pretty impressive considering that when polls close in america it will be well after midnight. here it will be just about mid
. >> michelle, this is a headline from the "wall street journal" this week and i'm going to put it up here. election may hinge on latino turnout here. barack obama's re-election hopes hinge more than any previous presidential contender on the latino vote. if the president is re-elected, michelle how much of a role will that specific voting bloc play? >> it's going to have a huge impact on the election in just a few days. latinos are the largest growing minority in the united states. they are also, you know, 16% of the electorate. they are particularly important in all of the battleground states we're talking about. nevada, colorado, virginia, in particular and we have seen that there's been so much damage to the republican brand this year not only with, you know, with voting blocs such as women and african-americans but particularly with latinos who by the way most people will remember voted in huge numbers for george bush in 2000. he received 35% of the hispanic vote in 2000. and in 2012 latinos no longer feel at home within the republican party of today. so barack obama, you can see it's
or fatalities. matt? >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> president obama is set to t following his tour of the destruction in new jersey. and with the election just five days away, new polls show the president and governor romney are locked in tight races in several battleground states. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. well, look, the president has set his final schedule for the next five days. and in four of the next five days, he will stop off in the state of ohio. his final rally will be in des moines, iowa, where he'll be joined by the first lady. >> reporter: fresh off his visit to the storm-ravaged new jersey shore, president obama returns to the campaign trail today. on wednesday, the president's focus, though, was all sandy. spending four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravag
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